The Pirates have signed five players to Minor League contracts which include an invitation to big league Spring Training camp, including Travis Ishikawa, Michael Martinez and Daniel Schlereth.More» Ishikawa singles home the O's first run
A player who is continually refining his game, expanding in the baseball consciousness and etching lines that draw applause while being exactly in line with what we have come to expect, 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen joined some elite company with the campaigns he put together in his age-25 and age-26 seasons.More»McCutchen on finishing magical season with MVP Award
In 2012, the Pirates took a hit when they were unable to sign Stanford right-hander Mark Appel with the eighth overall pick in the First-Year Player Draft. Pittsburgh wasn't left empty-handed, however. As compensation for missing out on Appel, the Pirates received the ninth selection in 2013. Coupled with their regular pick at No. 14, Pittsburgh took full advantage, using those two picks to put together the strongest 2013 Draft class in the game.More»Did the Pirates or Twins have a better 2013 Draft?
He's the new guy in town and given that he's picked up a grand total of 31 big league at-bats in his career, Jaff Decker is truly introducing himself to Pittsburgh for the first time.More» Decker makes gorgoeus diving catch
PirateFest has been in existence for 24 years, and it was popular and well attended even during the team's lean years. So it was no surprise when Pirates enthusiasts came streaming through the doors in large numbers as soon as the two-day event opened at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh on Saturday morning.More» Pirates earn Storyline of the Year
After Neil Walker hit just .225 (18-for-80) with no homers and seven RBIs while batting right-handed in 2013, there has been considerable chatter among fans and the media that perhaps the switch-hitting second baseman would be better served hitting left-handed against left-handed pitchers. But he disagrees.More» Walker launches a solo homer to center field
Once the agreements became official, the Pirates cleared room for Clint Barmes and Edinson Volquez on the 40-man roster by designating two incumbents for assignment: right-hander Ryan Reid and infielder/outfielder Jerry Sands.More»Hot Stove on Barmes re-signing with Pittsburgh
The Pirates ended the longest streak of losing seasons in pro sports and reached to the postseason for the first time in two decades. Now comes the hard part: repeating that success and taking it a step further.More»Hurdle on Morton, adding to roster at shortstop
In a year of great accomplishments for Andrew McCutchen, one word from his girlfriend, Maria Hansloven, topped them all. Appearing on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Wednesday, McCutchen introduced a video about rounding the bases in their relationship, brought Hansloven on stage, gave some heartfelt thoughts and got down on one knee.More»McCutchen talks about winning the NL MVP
The Pirates' search for a first baseman for 2014 continues to play out in the market at the Winter Meetings, but the possibility remains that the position might wind up being filled internally. That means Gaby Sanchez could be manning first base on March 31 and beyond, regardless of who's on the mound for Pittsburgh's opponent.More»Hot Stove on the Pirates' interest in James Loney
Time has been ticking away for months, but the ticking is getting louder and louder for the Pirates and A.J. Burnett as the offseason lingers. The club has been respectful of the veteran pitcher's pending decision to retire or not, but now that the Winter Meetings have arrived, they also have been working on a separate track to seek out a starter in case he does hang up his jersey after 14 years.More»Hurdle talks Pirates' offseason on Hot Stove
The Pirates' stirring 2013 campaign was named Storyline of the Year at the 2013 Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards, one of three GIBBYs presented to the organization Tuesday. Left-hander Francisco Liriano earned Comeback of the Year honors and reliever Mark Melancon won Setup Man of the Year.More» Pirates earn Storyline of the Year
With first base and right field on the wish list but not necessarily considered absolute needs, the Pirates still have the burning issue of whether right-hander A.J. Burnett will return or retire -- working on a contingency plan of pursuing a veteran starter if it's the latter.More»Brown on the Pirates' offseason, Huntington's tactics
The Pirates reached the postseason for the first time since 1992 this past season, and now they're going to Disney World -- that is, to work toward doing it again in 2014. The Bucs are headed to baseball's annual Winter Meetings, which begin Monday.More»MLB.com's Hot Stove breaks down the Pirates offense
Though the Astros still have seven months to determine whom they'll take at No. 1, North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon has established himself as the frontrunner. Owner of a mid-90s fastball and a wipeout slider, Rodon topped NCAA Division I with 184 strikeouts last spring and led the Wolfpack to their first College World Series appearance in 45 years.More» Alex Jackson, HS Catcher
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